Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nasi Tomato & Ayam Merah

Hiatus for ages ...

Invited love ones to break fast cum dinner. I decided to be adventurous and attempt tomato rice.  Almaklum ibu came for raya and brought her battalion.

It turned out great alhamdulillah ... if not drop my ibu water face sey ... hee hee ...

photo credit: Yat Fikri/Babypink

Nasi Tomato Recipe
4 cups basmathi, rinse and soak for 30 mins (I used India Gate Basmathi Premium)
4 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 onion (sliced)
1 inch ginger (just bashed it)
3 clove garlic (sliced)
2 tomatoes (diced)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 knot of pandan leaf
4 tbsp of butter
4 tbsp of oil
a handful of cashews
Salt to taste

Ingredients to sautee
1 cinamon 
1 star anise
4 cloves

Chopped coriander 
Toasted Cashew
Fried onions


Clean, rinse the basmathi and sock it for 30 mins.

I did all this in the rice cooker:
Pour oil and butter in the cooker. Melt the butter.
Add ingredients to sautee.
Add in onion, garlic and ginger.  Cook until its soft.
Add pandan leaf, diced tomato and tomato sauce cook until the diced tomato break apart.
Add in evaporated milk and bring it to boil.
Season it with salt.
Add the rice, 4 1/2 cups of water and cashews and mix well. Leave it to cook.  Occasionally stir and mix.

Garnish it with chopped coriander, toasted cashews and fried onions.

For Ayam Merah I followed my mom's recipe and I've attempt a couple of time its not perfect yet but definitely better then the last ... recipe can be found here.

Guests photos will be upload later when I find the time to develop my film ... heh 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

1Qtr - Long over-due Post

So ...
Jan 13 - Penang
Feb 13 - Batam

and it did not stopped there. hee hee ... 

Mar 13 - Tioman & Melacca

Tioman was great. rindu air terjun, iced jagung and sea turtles.

Melacca was a family trip. It was a holiday and traffic jam left, right, front & back. Some of the photos taken with LCA+.  Quite dark as we reached there almost evening.

Apr 13 - KL aku datang!!!

 I can go KL every month and I won't get tired of it.  I just LOVE KL! .... LOVE ok.
This time round we stayed at Premiera Hotel walking distance to Majid India.  All in all ... I had a good 1st Qtr if the yr heehee ...

next .... Insya-Allah end-Aug.